The Secret of Magic

Regina Robichard works for Thurgood Marshall, who receives an unusual letter asking the NAACP to investigate the murder of a returning black war hero. It is signed by M. P. Calhoun, the most reclusive author in the country.

As a child, Regina was captivated by Calhoun’s The Secret of Magic, a novel in which white and black children played together in a magical forest.

Once down in Mississippi, Regina finds that nothing in the South is as it seems. She must navigate the muddy waters of racism, relationships, and her own tragic past. The Secret of Magic brilliantly explores the power of stories and those who tell them.

Harper Lee Winner of the 2015 Harper Lee Prize for Legal Fiction
**Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance Winter 2014 Pick**
**Suspense Magazine Best of 2014**
**2015 Indie Next List Great Reads "Now In Paperback"**

Named one of four titles on the shortlist for this year's Earnest J. Gaines Award for Literary Excellence, awarded by the Baton Rouge Area Foundation.

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The Air Between Us

Winner of the 2010 Mississippi Library Association Award for Fiction

"With its insightful take on human nature and an endearing cast of characters, this heartwarming novel will strike a chord with fans of Sue Monk Kidd’s The Secret Life of Bees" -- Booklist

Scenes from 1940s Mississippi

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